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6515 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919
(865) 673-3377
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Special occasions

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  • 40
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Yikes, what happened?

I am a local and eat Calhouns often. Wife and I went to the river location first and it was an hour wait , so we decided to cruise to this kingston pike location because my wife was dead set on getting her Ale steak. We got seated immediately , but took over 5 minutes for anyone to take a... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 8, 2014
Les S
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Knoxville, Tennessee
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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115 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Chatham, New Hampshire
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Went to Calhoun's for the first time after hearing many talk wonders about their BBQ. Unfortunately, the ribs were very dry and overcooked. My party sent back the orders and the manager came up saying, "I took a bite and they were fine." Really? That is how you treat a customer? The reality was that the BBQ ribs were not... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I am a local and eat Calhouns often. Wife and I went to the river location first and it was an hour wait , so we decided to cruise to this kingston pike location because my wife was dead set on getting her Ale steak. We got seated immediately , but took over 5 minutes for anyone to take a... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

My Mom and had lunch here. We walked in and were immediately seated. Within 30 seconds, our waitress appeared with water and inquired about any other drinks needed. She was back very quickly and took our order. We tried the chicken salad club-it was awesome, loaded baked potato and baked beans- best we have had in a verrrry long time.... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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100 reviews 100 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We eat at Calhoun's quite often. I ate here recently with a friend for lunch. The servers are always polite and are good to take my order with a pleasant smile even though I am an "on the side" person. I have never had an issue with something be served incorrectly. The only real fault I find with Calhoun's is... More 

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Seminole, Florida
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65 reviews 65 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Went there for lunch during a business trip. Food was great, I had cheeseburger, others had the port dinner and the stuffed tomatoes....all great! Only thing was it too a really long time for the food to come out. We were in the middle of a weekday business trip, and this just took too long. It would be a great... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Had the ribs despite some previous reviews and found then tasty, tender and succulent. The ribs are a little different from most barbeque ribs I have had, but still very good. The baked beans were awesome! Nice beer, I had the APA and my wife the Helles and we both enjoyed them. Service was very good too. All in all... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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74 reviews 74 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Wings were ok, but BBQ ribs were over cooked and dry. Great beans, coleslaw, and cornbread. I do like that Tennessee ribs aren’t slathered in sauce like Kansas City BBQ and you can actually see and taste the meat. I give everything other than the ribs four stars, but the ribs only two. Hence, the three star rating. Not sure... More 

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New Port Richey, FL
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

A group of 6 of us went here on a Sunday evening. I had a steak which was excellent. Their sides were great, especially their spinach maria. The bread was excellent. Our waiter was very attentive, and we did not feel at all rushed.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Had a wonderful steak dinner with a great friend. Atmosphere was enjoyable. The service was good, would not be my first place to choose next time.

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Algonac, Michigan
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110 reviews 110 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

great lunch options and bear muffins. Not the best ribs in the area but tasty. Nice atmosphere with a pleasant and friendly staff.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6515 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: (865) 673-3377

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Brew Pub, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?